“I’VE GOTTA HEAR THAT BEAT”

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This amazing scene which sees Ann Miller dancing amidst an orchestra whose members are only visible as arms and hands holding the instruments!
The number is ‘I’ve Gotta Hear That Beat’ from Small Town Girl (1953)MGM.
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The one and only Busby Berkeley,famous for his Warners 30s musicals,came up with this visually stunning staging.

Below is a shot showing Berkeley at work below the floor, while up above Ann has to manoeuvre herself between the ‘musicians’.
Notice the little stools the men have to stand on to get them to the right height.

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